About VDI-IOmark Benchmark
About the Benchmark
VDI-IOmark is a storage specific benchmark for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) that measures the number of VDI users a storage system can support. The benchmark replicates VDI workloads efficiently, without using large scale test environment, or the server equipment required using current Proof of Concept or Benchmark approaches.
VDI-IOmark.org outlined the following goals for the benchmark tool:
- Reduce the time and resources for VDI "proof of concept”
- Improve understanding and confidence in storage selection
- Quicker deployment and Enterprise wide rollout
- Improve desktop performance and identify best practices
The benchmark was developed by an industry organization in conjunction with storage and virtualization vendors. VDI-IOmark provides storage performance metrics using real-world VDI workloads. By utilizing I/O replay, the benchmark measures the I/O capabilities of storage systems under actual workloads, without the costly server and application setup. VDI-IOmark recreates typical usage, including boot storms and steady state operations.
VDI-IOmark was developed as a hypervisor neutral benchmark tool. It does not test the performance of the hypervisor, server, memory or network. Currently, VDI-IOmark recreates storage profiles that exist in VMware View environments, with profiles planned to recreate other VDI desktop virtualization environments.
- Booting (capable of recreating boot storm)
Steady state operations
- "Heavy" workload
- "Standard" workload
- "Office" workload
- Combinations of the above workloads may be combined and run simultaneously
- VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0
- VMware vCenter 5.0 (recommended)
- VMware compatible server, network, and storage